It seems plausible as a phone call to the agency confirmed that Gavin Becker (aka @grokstar) is no longer in the O&M New York directory. It looks like Becker, who’s spent the last two years as senior partner, executive director, digital innovation and strategy, is moving full steam ahead with his startup BONDSY, which he says is a “personal project to build the best way to sell used goods before going to Craigslist or eBay.”
Prior to Ogilvy, Becker worked in various biz dev roles throughout the aughts at agencies like Martin, AKQA and Wolff Olins. We’re checking to get official confirmation on the departure.
Update: Yep, Becker tells us that he left Ogilvy last week.